design et al are delighted to announce that Stephenson Wright have been shortlisted for Residential £1-2.5 Million Plus (Project by Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
Set on the side of a tranquil lake of outstanding natural beauty, the Lakehouse combines sustainable contemporary design with country house luxury. Stephenson Wright were inspired by the potential to integrate nature into their design. This can be seen in the installation of 40 bronze leaves set against a textured wallpaper in the library, and in the bronze door handles cast to emulate branches and tree bark. The 3 metre light installation in the Entrance Hall was a bespoke collaboration to emulate falling Autumn leaves, and the supplier worked with them to obtain the perfect copper colour to achieve this. This piece looks stunning when approaching the house externally as it glows through a large glass window and creates intricate shadows.
Stephenson Wright got to know their client and her family very well and felt like they had a deep understanding of the way they lived. They were able to create a home to reflect them, offering a unique design with a hint of humour and of course practicality of use. The colours, tones and textures they used allow the open plan space to flow perfectly, with exciting glimpses of beautiful bespoke artwork, joinery and lighting around each corner. Their client was open to using antique finds which we sourced alongside new modern pieces, leaving a successful blend of unexpected design. The colour schemes they used emulate the outside environment and make for a peaceful experience rather than a trendy statement.
The space has such a feeling of calm; when you enter the house you are immediately hit by the scale of the property with 4 metre tall ceilings and full height glass windows. The view of the Lake is breathtaking and all who visit the property are taken aback by the quality of materials used and feeling of harmony that Stephenson Wright brought to the space.